These fluffy pancakes are suitable for even the most sensitive of bellies. Gluten free, dairy free, egg free AND sugar free. But there is no compromise on taste or texture, these are yummo! The ice-cream feels like a treat but is actually 100% fruity goodness. A tasty start to the weekend.
Just another nice dressing idea for your salads :)
I find chickpea or veggie patties from the supermarket or burger outlets can be quite dry and tasteless...or have too much salt in them. Making them yourself is super easy and you can flavour them how you like. And they aren't dry. Have them on their own with veggies or make them into a burger or toasted sandwich with some nice sourdough bread and guacamole. Chickpeas are super high in fibre so they are very filling. They are loaded with calcium and a very good source of iron. They also deliver good amounts of manganese, protein and are low GI, meaning they release energy slowly which can help to control appetite.
I love samosas. But they are not very healthy because they are almost always deep fried. This recipe uses rice paper instead so they are MUCH better for you and you can put whatever veggies in that you have on hand. The rice paper goes nice and crispy in the oven - no need for deep frying. Make sure you line the tray with baking paper. I didn't and they got a bit stuck ;)
Cool it worked! First time I've ever made a cakes based on potato and it totally worked. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the mixture tasted and it's a perfect brownie texture. I made this brownie recipe into a cake and just baked it for 10 minutes longer. The other cool thing is there's no sugar in it! And it's gluten free! This was a birthday cake for a non-vegan/non-health-nut friend, so I topped it with some ridiculously unhealthy, rich vegan frosting. Ordinarily, I'd skip the icing and have it on its own. Enjoy :)
Yummy little snack balls full of all the goodness that comes with quinoa, and minus the sweetener you use in most bliss balls :)
The smooth taste of cream without the need for any dairy. Super easy to make and very tasty. A bowl of this is filling enough to be a meal.
Today Rob found mushrooms nearly the size of my head at the farmers market. So what better to use them for than to make pizza! These are seriously easy to make and you can put anything you like on them. The one's we made are of course vegan. I highly recommend trying the cashew cheese - the cashews need to be soaked overnight or for at least 3 hours first.
Your breakfast doesn't have to look the same every day. I find using a base of smoothie with just a little bit of home made toasted muesli or soaked oats with chia seeds easier to digest than a bowl full of muesli on its own. You shouldn't come away from breakfast feeling like you just ate a small unicorn, you should feel refreshed and energized. Check out some of the breakfast and smoothie recipes I've posted for ideas on sprucing up your morning meals. Enjoy :)
...because who doesn't like banana and peanut butter together ;)
An easy recipe for toasted muesli that you can enjoy in the morning. Not too sweet and the buckwheat adds extra crunch. Serve with fruit, non-dairy milk and coconut yoghurt to be extra satisfied :)
I had never thought of mixing zucchini and pineapple before but it was WELL worth it.
An oldie but a goodie. So easy to make and a good way to use up any vegetables you have in the fridge. This is one you might as well make a lot of and have for lunch the next day. The mixed grains are a nice change, however if you don't have all the grains, you can use just rice or whatever you have on hand.
Another breakfast idea, though today this is my pre-workout eats since it looks to be a long workout this evening! Looking forward to it :) Quinoa porridge is a nice change to oats and easier on the digestive system.
I love when I find cool new food blogs. This latest one is Olenko's Kitchen. These lettuce "tacos" are on the front cover of the
Destinations magazine. They are so delicious. I think our lettuce in NZ has larger leaves though, so they create lettuce bowls rather than tacos ;) It was so filling that I couldn't finish my bowl!
Something a bit different for breakfast. Sometimes we can get stuck having the same thing every morning so it's nice to mix it up. This is a nice creamy, coconuty and filling rice dish that doesn't leave you feeling heavy. Red rice is very high in fibre and complex carbohydrates making you feel fuller, faster. It is a great source of iron and manganese and antioxidants. Just 1 serving of red rice can provide 23% of your daily B6 vitamin which balances the formation of serotonin, red blood cells and helps the production of DNA cells. Some nice plant power to start your day. Soak the rice overnight to make it more digestible.
First time making cookies with no flour...and to my surprise, they turned out quite good! Though I baked them for a couple minutes too long so turned out a bit browner than I would have liked ;) These would even suit all the clean eaters out there! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, soy free, egg free, nut free.
What's not to like about kale? It's super high in vitamin A, C & K and is 19% protein. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds and is super high in fiber.
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.